Press Release

Coalition for Space Exploration supports full funding for NASA’s space exploration programs

By SpaceRef Editor
June 16, 2009
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HOUSTON – As the U.S. House of Representatives debates the FY2010 national budget, the Coalition for Space Exploration recognizes that tough decisions have to be made. The Coalition supports full funding for NASA’s space exploration programs to ensure they remain on schedule. We thank Chairman Mollohan for his sustained support throughout his tenure as Commerce, Justice, and Science Appropriations chair and recognize the challenges that this year’s budget has presented. We also applaud the efforts of the Members who are speaking out on behalf of space exploration and are hopeful those leaders will work with the Chairman to restore President Obama’s request for full funding prior to the next fiscal year in October.

As a leading aerospace industry organization, member companies of the Coalition are ready to provide solutions to finding a long-term stable funding stream for NASA’s exploration budget, which is necessary to successfully design, develop and test the next generation of human spacecraft and launch vehicles that will allow our nation to remain preeminent in space.

About the Coalition for Space Exploration

The Coalition for Space Exploration is a group of space industry businesses and advocacy groups that collaborate to educate and inform the public and Congress on the value and benefits of space exploration and to help ensure the United States remains a leader in space, science and technology – key factors that benefit every American, strengthen our nation’s economy and maintain our national security.

SpaceRef staff editor.